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Warm Tips | Protect Yourself from the Coronavirus
With the spread of COVID-19, You can get the virus if someone who has it sneezes or coughs on you, it can also spread if someone who is infected sneezes or coughs into their hand, then touches a door handle, light switch and other "high-touch" surfaces.
Wear a mask
Face masks can help protect against many respiratory infections that are spread through the droplet route, and that includes Coronavirus and the flu.
Wash your hands
Wash hands frequently using soap and water for 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand rub. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if don’t wash hands.
The CDC, the WHO, governments and healthcare workers are all urging people to stay home if they can. Stay at home is the best way to avoid situation getting worse. If you do need to leave the house, follow some basic preventative measures.
Follow local public health guidelines
By mid-March 2020, many states, counties and cities implemented their own protective measures to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus. If your state or local government has imposed guidelines, you should follow them to the best of your ability.
Boost your immune system
Your body is better able to fight off illnesses when your immune system is really humming. It’s time to focus on all the health habits you may have been putting off. Also, stay hydrated, minimize overly processed foods and make sure to eat enough micronutrients when you can (try your best with what you can find at grocery stores right now).
Try to stay calm
In addition to your physical health, you should take care of your mental health. High stress levels can take a toll on your immune system, which is the opposite of what you want in this situation. If you're feeling overly anxious about COVID-19, follow these tips from a psychotherapist to keep your nerves calm.
· Sneeze and cough into tissues or the crook of your elbow. If you get mucus or spit on your skin, clean it off right away. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick, especially people exhibiting respiratory symptoms and fever.
· Stay home when you're sick.
· Regularly and thoroughly clean surfaces, such as counter tops and doorknobs, with a disinfectant.
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